Video, photos: Town Hall, Alamo present 'Legally Blonde'

Video: Highlights from the live performance and Q&A before and after the Denver Actors Fund screening of ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver. 

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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Denver Actors Fund partner on a monthly film series focusing on films inspired by musicals that are currently being performed by a Colorado theatre company.

On May 23, the Alamo screened Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon, preceded by live entertainment from the Town Hall Arts Center’s current production of Legally Blonde, the Musical. The host was cast member Chelley Canales. Film director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah appeared in person for a Q&A and autographs.  

Choose your seat for the Footloose screening June 20

Among the topics discussed after the film was how Littleton played into the creation of the writing team of Smith and McCullah. Here’s an expanded quote from Smith on that subject:

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“Karen was writing screenplays while living here in Littleton, and I was living in L.A. and reading screenplays. She was being an awesome writer who sent her scripts hither and yon into Hollywood, and I read some. And so I called her on the phone and I said, ‘I would love to meet you. Will you come to L.A.? Let’s have drinks.’ And then we one drink that led to probably 25 drinks. And that night, we started writing a script together on cocktail napkins. And then we began a long-distance writing relationship in which she was here in Littleton and I was in L.A., and we wrote 10 Things I Hate About You.”

Read our fun interview with Robert Luketic

Next up in the film series will be Footloose, with entertainment from BDT Stage, on Monday, June 25. Click here for tickets.

The Denver Actors Fund provides financial assistance to members of the Denver theater community in situational medical need.

Our Legally Blonde photo gallery:

DAF Presents ... Legally Blonde

Photos from the Denver Actors Fund benefit screening of ‘Legally Blonde.’ To see more, click the forward button on the image above. Photos by John Moore for the DCPA’s NewsCenter.


Next: Denver Actors Fund Presents … Footloose
A benefit screening for the Denver Actors Fund
Monday, June 20
At the Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303-730-2470

  • 6pm Doors
  • 6:30p.m. Live entertainment from BDT Stage
  • 7pm film

Tickets $20 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Note: The Town Hall Arts Center is presenting Legally Blonde, the Musical onstage through June 19 at 2450 Main St., Littleton. The director is Nick Sugar. Call  303-794-2787, or go to townhallartscenter.org

More Colorado theatre coverage on the DCPA NewsCenter

The cast of Town Hall Arts Center’s stage production of ‘Legally Blonde, the Musical’ meets film director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah after the benefit screening for the Denver Actors Fund.

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